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Ford Escape Wheel centre Caps

Wheel centre caps provide protection and improve aesthetics on your Ford Escape. If you want or need to replace your caps for any reason, it's important to know more about the replacement options available to you.

What is a wheel centre cap?

Wheel centre caps are the caps in the very centre of the wheel that covers= the lug nuts. The centre caps keep the lug nuts safe from moisture and dirt. Otherwise, they could easily corrode, making it difficult to take the lug nuts off of the wheel stem. You can choose to change your wheel centre caps out and replace them with a design that represents your personal style and interests.

What materials are centre caps made of?

The centre caps for your Ford may be made from an array of materials. You will want to choose the material based on how rugged your driving conditions are. Otherwise, the caps could break down after being exposed to certain elements. Some common materials include:

  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Carbon fiber
  • Titanium
  • Steel alloy
What are some of the available designs?

There are all sorts of designs available for wheel centre caps, allowing you to control the aesthetic of your Ford wheels. You can opt for something sporty or luxurious based on your preferences and how you use your Escape. Some design options you can choose from are:

  • Spokes
  • Enameled colours
  • Ford logo
  • Various emblems like for sports, engine types, or organizations
How do you install a centre cap?

centre caps are installed by first removing the existing ones. This can be done by lifting up on the edge of the cap. Once the cap is off, clean the centre hole, so there is no dirt or water inside. Then you can press the new cap into place. Be mindful of where the valve stem is to ensure the wheel centre caps are in the right position. In some instances, the cap screws into place, so pay attention to the threading.

How do you buy centre caps?

When you need wheel centre caps, it's important to review a few things to ensure you get what you need. It will allow you to consider what will work well for your Ford Escape.

  • OEM or aftermarket: Determine whether you want genuine Ford parts or an aftermarket brand.
  • Set: Decide whether you want to buy the centre caps individually or as a set of four.
  • Wheel coverage: Decide whether you need just the cap or the wheel cover, too.